Global Patent Index - EP 0876711 B1

EP 0876711 B1 2001-05-02 - ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR DUAL MODE SATELLITE/CELLULAR PORTABLE PHONE

Title (en)

ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR DUAL MODE SATELLITE/CELLULAR PORTABLE PHONE

Title (de)

ANTENNENSYSTEM FÜR ZWEIMODEN-TELEFON FÜR SATELLITEN- UND ZELLULARGEBRAUCH

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'ANTENNE POUR TELEPHONES PORTABLES BIMODES CELLULAIRES/PAR SATELLITES

Publication

EP 0876711 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 97903857 A

Priority

  • US 9700846 W
  • US 58643396 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9726714A1] A portable phone capable of operating in cellular and satellite modes of communication is disclosed as including a main housing, circuitry located within the main housing for operating the portable phone in the cellular mode, circuitry located within the main housing for operating the portable phone in the satellite mode, a first antenna coupled to the cellular circuitry for receiving and transmitting signals in the cellular mode, and a second antenna coupled to the satellite circuitry for receiving and transmitting signals in the satellite mode. The second antenna can either be mounted to the main housing of the portable phone or housed within a flip cover coupled to the main housing. If provided, the flip cover is coupled to the main housing so as to be rotatable about a first axis and a second axis substantially perpendicular thereto. The first antenna may extend from the main housing, be printed on a surface of the flip cover, or be housed within the flip cover adjacent the second antenna.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04B 1/38; H01Q 1/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01Q 21/30 (2006.01); H01Q 1/24 (2006.01); H04B 1/38 (2006.01); H04B 1/40 (2006.01); H04Q 7/32 (2006.01); H04B 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04B 1/005 (2013.01); H01Q 1/243 (2013.01); H01Q 1/244 (2013.01); H04B 1/3833 (2013.01); H04B 1/406 (2013.01); H04B 1/00 (2013.01)

Citation (examination)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9726714 A1 19970724; AU 1832597 A 19970811; AU 718231 B2 20000413; CA 2242480 A1 19970724; CN 1214160 A 19990414; DE 69704699 D1 20010607; DE 69704699 T2 20010816; EP 0876711 A1 19981111; EP 0876711 B1 20010502; EP 1033822 A2 20000906; EP 1033822 A3 20030813; JP 2000503497 A 20000321

INPADOC legal status


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